Legal Action Instituted against the Former Central Bank Governor and four others

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption conducted investigations in relation to a complaint made by the former Parliamentarian, Sujeewa Senasinghe regarding the purchase of Treasury Bills issued by the Government of Greece in 2012, when Greece was experiencing a severe financial crisis. According to the complaint, the purchase has been done with the knowledge of the fact and has thereby caused a loss of Rs. 1,843,267,595/- to the Government.

After concluding the investigations, the Commission instituted legal action in the High Court of Colombo on 26.03.2024 against the following individuals under Case No. HCB 271/2024.

1. Nivard Ajith Lesly Cabraal, Former Governor of the Central Bank
2. Kankanamge Gamage Don Dharmasena Deerasinghe
3. Bendarage Don Wasantha Ananda Silva
4. Chandrasiri Jayasinghe Panditha Siriwardena
5. Harankaha Arachchilage Karunaratne

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